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Edmond Hamilton. For most people, this name conjures visions of two-fisted space opera -- pure pulp science fiction. And Hamilton -- known as the author of the "Captain Future" series -- was indeed one of the foremost writers of pulp space opera. Over the years, as his work became more polished and sophisticated, he evolved into far more than that: a visionary of the futur Edmond Hamilton. For most people, this name conjures visions of two-fisted space opera -- pure pulp science fiction. And Hamilton -- known as the author of the "Captain Future" series -- was indeed one of the foremost writers of pulp space opera. Over the years, as his work became more polished and sophisticated, he evolved into far more than that: a visionary of the future whose imagination knew no bounds. He was truly a cosmic writer, as stories such as "Devolution" (in this collection) demonstrate. If you are interested in pulp science fiction at its pulpiest, look no farther. Edmond Hamilton is the author for you. Included in this volume: THE DOOR INTO INFINITY THE LEGION OF LAZARUS DREAMER'S WORLDS THE CITY AT WORLD'S END THE WORLD WITH A THOUSAND MOONS THE STARS, MY BROTHERS THE SARGASSO OF SPACE THE MAN WHO SAW THE FUTURE THE MONSTER-GOD OF MAMURTH THE MAN WHO RETURNED THE SECOND SATELLITE MONSTERS OF MARS THE MAN WHO EVOLVED DEVOLUTION THE BIRTHPLACE OF CREATION CORRIDORS OF THE STARS And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see more great entries in this series, covering mysteries, westerns, science fiction, historical, and much, much more!


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Edmond Hamilton. For most people, this name conjures visions of two-fisted space opera -- pure pulp science fiction. And Hamilton -- known as the author of the "Captain Future" series -- was indeed one of the foremost writers of pulp space opera. Over the years, as his work became more polished and sophisticated, he evolved into far more than that: a visionary of the futur Edmond Hamilton. For most people, this name conjures visions of two-fisted space opera -- pure pulp science fiction. And Hamilton -- known as the author of the "Captain Future" series -- was indeed one of the foremost writers of pulp space opera. Over the years, as his work became more polished and sophisticated, he evolved into far more than that: a visionary of the future whose imagination knew no bounds. He was truly a cosmic writer, as stories such as "Devolution" (in this collection) demonstrate. If you are interested in pulp science fiction at its pulpiest, look no farther. Edmond Hamilton is the author for you. Included in this volume: THE DOOR INTO INFINITY THE LEGION OF LAZARUS DREAMER'S WORLDS THE CITY AT WORLD'S END THE WORLD WITH A THOUSAND MOONS THE STARS, MY BROTHERS THE SARGASSO OF SPACE THE MAN WHO SAW THE FUTURE THE MONSTER-GOD OF MAMURTH THE MAN WHO RETURNED THE SECOND SATELLITE MONSTERS OF MARS THE MAN WHO EVOLVED DEVOLUTION THE BIRTHPLACE OF CREATION CORRIDORS OF THE STARS And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see more great entries in this series, covering mysteries, westerns, science fiction, historical, and much, much more!

51 review for The Edmond Hamilton MEGAPACK ®: 16 Classic Science Fiction Tales

  1. 5 out of 5

    Derek Davis

    The Megapack series is a real buy for anyone interested in the short stories that appeared in various genre publications, mostly from the early and middle 20th century. For someone like me, they're largely an exercise in nostalgia, but they can be an excellent – and ridiculously cheap on Kindle – introduction to pulp and near-pulp fiction. (But beware: I suspect there's a fair amount of repetition and overlap in this almost infinite series of reprints.) Hamilton's an interesting choice for an ove The Megapack series is a real buy for anyone interested in the short stories that appeared in various genre publications, mostly from the early and middle 20th century. For someone like me, they're largely an exercise in nostalgia, but they can be an excellent – and ridiculously cheap on Kindle – introduction to pulp and near-pulp fiction. (But beware: I suspect there's a fair amount of repetition and overlap in this almost infinite series of reprints.) Hamilton's an interesting choice for an overlook, since he bridges pulp horror and space fiction of the 1920s-'40s, yet also carries on to the more sophisticated science fiction of the late '50s-early '60s. I wish the editors had put the 16 stories in chronological order. As it is, they hop randomly back and forth through both time and genre to the point of it seeming you're reading several different authors intertwined. Hamilton's early horror stories are taken from Weird Tales and reflect the pile-on-the-adjectives approach of H.P. Lovecraft et al. that can leave you giggling at midnight. His space operas from the same era are, frankly, ludicrous. You have to suspend not just disbelief but all sense of sane reality. Cruising from one planet to another just kinda happens, without explanation or significant time lapse. He bombasts about the "immensity" of space, yet interstellar travel comes off as a Friday bar hop. All the planets of the Solar System are inhabited, as are several asteroids (covered, for some reason, in jungle growth – Hamilton is mighty fond of jungles). Earth has a second satellite (the Moon being the first) that has previously gone unnoticed because it zips around the Earth too fast for us to see. Hamilton shines in at least three of his later SF pieces: "The Legion of Lazarus," "The Stars, My Brothers" and, especially, "The City at World's End," a novella. The science is only marginally more coherent, but his emphasis has moved to character study. In "The City...," a nondescript Midwestern town is blown a million years into the future by a "super bomb." The inhabitants must adjust to a sterile world, an existential loneliness, bitter cold, a necessary move to an immense, deserted city, and the arrival of galactic representatives bent on relocating them to another planet. There's real heart in these late tales.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Bruno Di Giandomenico

    Science fiction of times past. Simpler, heroes were clean cut and choices were fewer in a simpler world. Scientists could make miracles and easily build something big and wonderful. Today these stories would not be sold, but it does not mean the writer is no good, the times wanted a different kind of stories, Ha,il ton would probably be good today too with more complex stories. After all he had a very grandiose view, galaxies were his playground.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mark Cook

    Good science fiction Old fashioned science at it,s best. Fast paced,keeps reader,s attention,lots of old style action. Good read for all EDmond Hamilton fans.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jim

    So far so good, classic space opera type stories. Loving it.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Seth Horrigan

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    Roger G. Chapman

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    Joe

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    James Wharton

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    David

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    Mike P the old bookworm

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    Phil James

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    Simon Bucher-Jones

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